HPG Kills 8 Turkish Soldiers in Xakurke, Southern Kurdistan

Published February 25, 2020

HPG Kills 8 Turkish Soldiers in Xakurke, Southern Kurdistan

According to the HPG-BIM, an action was carried out on February 23 as part of the ‘Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Initiative’ in Xakurke region of guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

HPG-BIM stated that guerrillas hit the Turkish units stationed on Hill Martyr Axin from four sides. Effective strikes on the positions and shelters of the Turkish forces left 8 soldiers dead and a container, a position and a tent destroyed.

After the action, Turkish army retrieved the casualties from the scene in Sikorsky helicopters while the involved guerrilla unit returned to their base safely.


HPG-BIM reported that Turkish jets continued their attacks against Medya Defense Zones. Providing details about the latest attacks, HPG-BIM said that Turkish jets struck the following areas:

Sinine area in Xakurke region at 16:20 on February 23,

Golka area in Metina region and surroundings of the Sile village in Qandil region between 14:10 and 15:00 on February 24.

The statement added that the bombardments did not result in casualties in guerrilla ranks.

From: ANF English